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Virginia’s Electric Cooperatives Proposed Amendments to Virginia State Corporation Commission Streamlined Rate Case Rules for Electric Cooperatives -- May 12, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, working together through the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, has applied to the Virginia State Corporation Commission to amend the Streamlined Rate Case Rules for Electric Cooperatives, a set of administrative rules for setting electric rates.
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NOVEC employees assist charities on Day of Caring    -   August 31, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – About 40 Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative employees spent a day assisting two charitable organizations in August. The employees, including members of the Co-op’s group of volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, spent a day assisting the House of Mercy Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Manassas and the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food pantry in Chantilly. Co-op employees assisted with a wide range of tasks at both locations....
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NOVEC recommends Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday for energy-saving and storm-preparation products    -   July 28, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges consumers to take advantage of Virginia’s sales tax holiday from Friday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 8, to purchase ENERGY STAR® certified appliances and tools, as well as products used for hurricanes and other storms. Northern Virginians will save the commonwealth’s 6% sales tax....
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Don’t let a heat wave make utility bills boil over    -   June 30, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers 10 ways to lower home cooling costs during the heat of summer....
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NOVEC and electric cooperative association award scholarships to area students    -   May 12, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) awarded college and higher education scholarships to 12 Northern Virginia high school seniors in May....
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NOVEC offers Earth Day tips for living ‘green’    -   April 14, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers ways to save energy and money by living green....
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NOVEC calls for elementary students’ art for contest    -   April 01, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) invites students in kindergarten through fifth grade to enter art in Cooperative Living magazine’s 19th annual Youth Art Contest. Entries are due May 3. Art should reflect the theme, “How My Pet Makes Life Better.”...
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NOVEC donations help families during COVID-19    -   March 23, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its employee-led nonprofit organization, NOVEC Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (NOVEC HELPS), donated $6,000 recently to six area shelters that help victims of domestic abuse and $1,000 to the House of Mercy in Manassas to help provide diapers for more than 300 low-income families....
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NOVEC and co-op association offer higher-education scholarships    -   January 06, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering higher-education scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors whose families receive electricity from electric cooperatives....
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NOVEC recycles used Christmas trees to reduce landfill waste    -   December 09, 2020
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept used cut Christmas trees, garland, as well as the holly and ivy sprigs that decked the halls, at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville, near I-66 and Route 29. Consumers should leave greens -- free of all decorations, ornament hooks, wire, and light strings -- in the parking lot area designated by orange safety cones from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 10, 2021....
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NOVEC supports area food banks and provides help for heat as winter approaches    -   December 02, 2020
MANASSAS, Va. -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its employee-led nonprofit organization, NOVEC Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (HELPS), are giving $30,000 to area food banks and other nonprofits to provide extra support during the holidays. In addition, NOVEC’s Operation Round Up (ORU) program provided $111,700 to local social service agencies in 2020 for emergency energy assistance....
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NOVEC’s 13 energy-saving tricks and treats for Halloween    -   November 10, 2020
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges homeowners to treat their homes with money- and energy-saving tricks for Halloween before cold weather haunts a house with scary energy bills for months....
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Centreville resident Ted Moriak receives Unsung Virginian Award from electric co-op association    -   September 17, 2020
MANASSAS -- The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) presented Centreville, Va., resident Ted Moriak with the association’s Unsung Virginian Award at a ceremony in Centreville on Sept. 11, 2020. The NOVEC member and director emeritus for The Brain Foundation won the award for his work acquiring safe and affordable housing for people afflicted with brain diseases....
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All Points Broadband and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative announce partnership to extend fiber-to-the-home broadband in Northern Loudoun County    -   August 11, 2020
Leesburg, Va. –All Points Broadband and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) have reached an agreement that will support All Points’ efforts to extend fiber-to-the-home broadband service to more than 1,000 homes in northern Loudoun County....
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Buy a new refrigerator during Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 7-9    -   July 23, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative encourages Virginians who need a new refrigerator to purchase one marked with the ENERGY STAR label during the commonwealth’s Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 7-9. Northern Virginians will save the state 6% sales tax. Eligible models must cost $2,500 or less....
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Cool your cooling costs during COVID    -   July 17, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers 10 ways to lower home cooling costs during the COVID-19 pandemic and a fluctuating economy....
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NOVEC supports Ciao Osteria’s effort to feed COVID-19 frontline workers    -   May 13, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) recently donated $1,000 to Centreville’s Ciao Osteria restaurant to support its efforts to feed hospital workers and first responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....
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Northern Virginia students win scholarships from NOVEC and its electric cooperative association    -   May 11, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) recently awarded college and higher-education scholarships to 13 Northern Virginia high school seniors....
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NOVEC and NOVEC HELPS donate to area food banks    -   May 11, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its employee-led nonprofit organization, NOVEC Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (HELPS), jointly are giving $11,000 in May to 11 area food banks in the counties NOVEC serves — Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford. The donations are geared to helping area residents who need food because of the coronavirus, COVID-19....
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NOVEC’s ways to celebrate Earth Day as a family this spring    -   April 23, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative notes U.S. progress at reducing pollution since the first Earth Day in 1970 and offers simple ways families can celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary this spring....
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NOVEC suspends service disconnections through June 14    -   April 10, 2020
Since the suspension delays payment for outstanding balances, but does not cancel them, NOVEC recommends levelized billing and following NOVEC’s energy and money-saving tips below and at novec.com/save....
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